MMFF director wishes to see Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio star in BL flick

Published December 22, 2020, 12:37 PM

by Robert Requintina

Alden Richards (right) and Derrick Monasterio

One of the most-awaited movies in the virtual 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival is “The Boy Foretold By The Stars” which made history as the first Filipino BL movie and the first BL rom-com to be part of annual filmfest.

Writer-director Dolly Dulu underscores that their film is for all lovers, regardless of age, gender or persuasion. 

“Be a friend and watch naman kayo,” Dolly posted on Facebook. Catch “The Boy Foretold By The Stars,” streaming on Upstream PH beginning Dec. 25.

This rom-com movie is a collaboration of three production outfits: The Dolly Collection, Brainstormers Lab and Clever Minds, Inc. of which one of the executive producers is actress Jodi Sta. Maria. It stars Adrian Lindayag as Dominic, and Keann Johnson as Luke, who are students in an exclusive school.

Written and directed by Dolly Dulu based on a play “Ang Hangal” that Dolly wrote in college. Dominic and Luke belong to different worlds as they move in separate campus cliques.

That situation is about to change, thanks to a fortuneteller who correctly predicts that the two high school seniors would be joining a school retreat.

What follows is a bittersweet journey of growing up and finding one’s identity. Playing the pivotal character of the fortuneteller is Iyah Mina, star of the acclaimed Cinema One Originals film “Mamu: And A Mother Too.”

Asked who among the male hunks he would like to portray Dominic and Luke if there would be a sequel to the movie, Dolly said: “Alden Richards and Derrick Monasterio. Wala lang. Sila ang unang pumasok sa isip ko.”